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Expat Life: Rediscovering “Home”

Well, we are back from our long-awaited trip to the USA.  This was the first time in almost three and a half years that we were able to return! I was so curious before we left about how it would feel to be back “home.”  I wrote down some of the questions I had here.Well… […]

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Expat Life: Let’s Talk About Going Home

It has been over three year years since we have been in the USA.  But this week we are going home.  Going home.  What does that really mean now? Is it still home?  I know that it isn’t home anymore for my eight year old daughter, who has been in England since she was five, […]

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A Stroll Through the Vineyards at Wyken

There’s somewhere special that I would like to take you. Wyken Vineyards is one of our favorite spots, and I have the pleasure of doing regular photography for this beautiful property, which includes extensive gardens, a restaurant, a farm, and a vineyard.  I heard that the grape harvest starts this week, so I had to […]

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Life in England

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An Afternoon Visit to Orford, Suffolk

Fall has come early this year, and although summer is my favorite time of year, England is really at her very best in autumn.  So this is a wonderful time to make the most of living in beautiful Suffolk for a few more months.  I hope to share some great day trips with you this […]

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When Dreams Come True

This was a surprisingly difficult post for me to write.  And it turns out that I had a lot to say.  So please make yourself a cup of coffee and get comfortable.  Let’s talk about when dreams come true. I am very aware of– and so grateful for– all of the many good things that […]

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A Sunday Ramble in Pin Mill

One of my favorite things about living in England is the ease of finding interesting, natural places to visit– and with great walking paths built in.  A place that my family goes back to again and again is Pin Mill.  Pin Mill is a hamlet on the banks of the River Orr, and has a […]

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My Expat Life: On Being Aspiring Expats (Guest Post)

Hi everyone! We’re back with another guest post about expat life.  While Mandy Lee is not technically an expat, I love her thoughts, and her creative solutions for giving her family the expat experience she wants for them.  I think you’ll enjoy reading her story, and be inspired by her view of the word. Growing […]

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When Doors Close…

What should we do when doors close? A big door closed for us this week, and we are processing that.  Jeff finally got word yesterday that he did not get the special educator position at Lakenheath that we had all been hoping for. With that job, there was the potential for so much…  For starters, […]

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